Events | The Winter Show

2019 Calendar

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5–9 PM

Opening Night Party

Open the social season with a glamorous night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and fascinating objects from around the world. All ticket sales and net proceeds benefit East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx.

Discover More

Friday, January 18, 2019

11 AM

Private Event (Sold Out)

Design Luncheon & Tour

12 PM

Fair Opens to the Public

Saturday, January 19, 2019

11 AM

Exclusive Access

VIP Tour & Lunch

Enjoy a VIP Day at the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee of The Winter Show! Your group will enjoy early entry to the fair, a tour of highlights led by one of our prestigious exhibitors, and a catered lunch in the historic Board of Officers Room, designed by Herter Brothers. Following lunch your group is free to explore the Show, visit the 2019 Loan Exhibition, Collecting Nantucket / Connecting the World, and attend the 2 PM Loan Exhibition Lecture. To reserve your spot today, please contact Helen Kippax. Space is limited.

2 PM

Loan Exhibition Lecture

Connecting the World: 125 Years of Collecting on Nantucket

Michael R. Harrison
Obed Macy Director of Research & Collections, Nantucket Historical Association

Settee with Nantucket Scenes (detail), c. 1943. Courtesy of Nantucket Historical Association.

Monday, January 21, 2019

11 AM

Chubb Panel Discussion

The Holy Grails of Jewelry Collecting

Chubb presents The Holy Grails of Jewelry Collecting, moderated by Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief, Town & Country. Jewelry experts Carrie Imberman, Lee Siegelson, and Levi Higgs discuss their favorite finds, personal quests for the ultimate piece, and iconic jewels past and present. Please RSVP here.

Fabergé Imperial Brooch, St. Petersburg, c. 1913. Courtesy of A La Vieille Russie.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

11 AM

Exclusive Access

VIP Tour & Lunch

Enjoy a VIP Day at the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee of The Winter Show! Your group will enjoy early entry to the fair, a tour of highlights led by one of our prestigious exhibitors, and a catered lunch in the historic Board of Officers Room, designed by Herter Brothers. Following lunch, your group is free to explore the Show and visit the 2019 Loan Exhibition, Collecting Nantucket / Connecting the World. To reserve your spot today, please contact Helen Kippax. Space is limited.

12 PM

RISD Museum Panel Discussion

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970

Commissioned to create everything from public presentation pieces to one-of-a-kind showstoppers for use in the private dining rooms of America, Gorham put uniquely American design on the world stage. Silver and mixed-metal wares produced from 1850 to 1970 by Gorham reflected the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of its time for more than 150 years in America. RISD Museum's upcoming exhibition, Designing Brilliance, will cast new light on the legacy of this distinctive company, first established in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island. The RISD Museum owns the largest collection of objects by Gorham and Designing Brilliance is the first Gorham exhibition in nearly three decades.

Please RSVP to attend this exclusive exhibition preview and panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth A. Williams, David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, RISD Museum, with Spencer Marks and Andrew Freedman.

Gorham Manufacturing Company, Epergne and Plateau, 1872 and 1876. The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. RISD Museum.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7–9 PM

Young Collectors Night

Honorary Chair
Zac Posen, Creative Director, Brooks Brothers Women's Collection

The must-attend event for young connoisseurs, emerging philanthropists, and art and design enthusiasts. Featuring cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the Show, and a chance to meet some of New York’s most illustrious interior designers and Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York magazine.

Discover More

Friday, January 25, 2019

5 PM

Design in Dialogue

May I Come In? Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses

Wendy Goodman
Design Editor, New York magazine

Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses notable for their character, personality, and flair. In her latest book, May I Come In?, she visits more than 75 spaces that express the spirit and passions of their owners. In this pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell. Join Goodman for an intimate discussion of these stories and, following in her footsteps, discover the world in other people's houses.

5:30–8 PM

Connoisseurs Night

Join the world's most prestigious art and antiques experts for an elegant evening of booth talks, wine tastings, and conversations about connoisseurship and collecting.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2 PM

Art Law in Dialogue

Lessons from the Temple of Ishtar: Art and the Spoils of War

Raymond J. Dowd
Partner, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP

Join us for the story of how the ownership of an Assyrian gold tablet excavated in 1913 from the Temple of Ishtar ended up before New York’s Court of Appeals. In an image-packed presentation, New York attorney Ray Dowd will narrate the exciting sequence of events leading to the retrieval of the tablet by Germany’s Pergamon Museum. Learn about how this landmark case affects lovers of art and antiquities in New York and beyond.

4:30 PM

Contemporary Art in Dialogue

The Oscar Wilde Temple and Other Works: Art, the Past, and LGBTQ+ History

A conversation with Peter McGough
Presented by The Magazine ANTIQUES

McDermott & McGough, Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel, Oil and Gold Leaf on Linen, 2017 (Courtesy of the Artists)

Sunday, January 27, 2019

2 PM

Loan Exhibition Lecture

The Enduring Power of Moby-Dick

Nathaniel Philbrick
Author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award

6 PM

FAIR CLOSES